You can bring the superb tastes of summer to the table in a surprising number of recipes that feature this incredible vegetable. You’ll love the varieties: red and green, heirloom and plum, the range and availability of tomatoes is seemingly endless. Sure, you could get tomatoes to the table in a simple sandwich: slice some, salt them a little, and slap them between two slices of bread. But if you want to try the true potential of tomatoes, we’ve got a number of great recipes that will make your mouth water.
If you want to celebrate the colors of the summer, try some Open-Faced Tomato Sandwiches with Creamy Cucumber Spread, or some Sesame, Tomato, Cucumber Salad. For something a little more robust, you’ll love Grilled Flatiron Steak with Charred Tomato Relish, and Grilled Tomatoes with Basil Vinaigrette. Since Southerners love their tomatoes crispy, fried, and delicious, why not enjoy some Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Feta Dressing—you don’t even have to be in a café to eat them. Whether beefsteak or basic, tomatoes are a wonderful vegetable to enjoy in any number of amazing ways.